"A fax appeared with the initials RW on it," he explains, "I thought 'Who is that? Roger Waters [one-time Pink Floyd moaner]? It's like being an elder statesman. It's nice to be asked and it's an accolade."
Robbie can expect to be blown offstage when ABC rattle through such hits as 'The Looks Of Love', 'When Smokey Sings', 'Tears Are Not Enough', 'Poison Arrow' and... er... some of their other songs. ABC returned to the music scene a few years ago with the album 'Skyscraping', and Fry enthusing about such bands as Mansun.